#Sustainability: ‘Pipe Dreams’ flushes out hope in an unexpected place: the toilet

#Sustainability: ‘Pipe Dreams’ flushes out hope in an unexpected place: the toilet

Everyone poops. But not everyone has a safe, sanitary place to do it. What’s more, existing wastewater treatments consume tons of water and energy while flushing away materials that could make fertilizers, fuels and other products. “We can do better,” science journalist Chelsea Wald writes in Pipe Dreams, which recounts how …

#Sustainability: The Maldives Is Building a Floating City

The waterfront residences will float on a flexible grid across a 200-hectare lagoon. Such innovative developments could prove vital in helping atoll nations, such as the Maldives, fight the impact of climate change. Dutch company is also testing the technology in the Netherlands. The atoll nation of Maldives is creating …

#Sustainability: This floating hotel will generate electricity by rotating all day

#Sustainability: This floating hotel will generate electricity by rotating all day

A new eco-friendly, floating hotel plans to generate its own electricity by rotating while guests relax on board. Led by Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio (HAADS), the structure will be completely mobile, meaning it can float from place to place, never sitting in a permanent position. Building began in March …

#Sustainability: High school students  in Florida use synthetic frogs for dissections

#Sustainability: High school students in Florida use synthetic frogs for dissections

For the first time, students at a Florida high school are using realistic man-made frogs as a replacement for dead, formalin-preserved frogs in classroom dissection labs Wednesday. SynDaver®, developer of synthetic human and animal models used for education, surgical simulation and medical device testing, unveiled the SynDaver Synthetic Frog, called …

#Sustainability: Invention that makes renewable energy from rotting veg wins James Dyson prize

#Sustainability: Invention that makes renewable energy from rotting veg wins James Dyson prize

A novel material made from rotting fruit and vegetables that absorbs stray UV light from the sun and converts it into renewable energy has landed its designer the first sustainability gong in this year’s James Dyson awards. From a record 1,800 entries – despite the challenges of Covid-19 – the award was given …

#Sustainability: Seven tips for sustainable travel

#Sustainability: Seven tips for sustainable travel

For over a year, the travel industry has been hit by an unprecedented slowdown because of pandemic restrictions. But, when tourism possibilities expand, many people want them to be more sustainable. Nearly 60% of respondents in a survey conducted in 2020 by the Holiday and Travel Research Association (FUR) said …